The Chinese outfit has described the livery as an “evolution” of last season’s pinstripe design, featuring a combination of dark blue, tonal teal and bare black carbon fiber colours.
The biggest change is the addition of red accents to various parts of the car, including the front wheel arches and rear wing, with the team using the same shade of red used in China’s national flag.
NIO 333 said the revised color scheme will help it differentiate its cars from other teams, a likely reference to Jaguar’s similar livery on its I-Type 5.
“Since the end of last season, I’ve been thinking about the look of our team for Season 8,” said CEO Vincent Wang.
“Last season’s car livery was very well received, which is certainly a joy, but also a challenge for us to come up with an even better design for 2022!”
“We tried many different variations and finally wanted something familiar to the fans, but different. After repeated consultations between our Chinese and British team members and the design team, we decided on a concept that was developed based on the acclaimed version of last year.
“Although the base colors NIO Blue and 333 Racing Blue were not drastically changed, we updated the lines on the side of the car to make them more “electric”.
“At first glance, these feel a bit cyberpunk and edgy, while bringing an evolution of last season’s car. In the new color scheme, we have also added Chinese “red”, which stands out but is not obtrusive, and will also set our cars apart from others in the race.”
The two NIO 333 001s will wear #3 and #33 in 2022, returning to the team’s favorite car numbers after running #8 and #88 last season.
Oliver Turvey will remain with NIO 333 for the final season of Formula E’s Gen2 era, with an announcement about his teammate expected to be made ahead of the Valencia test that starts on November 29.
The Chinese squad hopes to move up the championship order next season after a major performance boost in 2019/20, scoring points in six of the 15 races and surpassing the combined number of the previous two campaigns.
It has recently moved to its new headquarters in Silverstone, having previously split its workforce between a workshop in Donington Park and an innovation center in Oxford. It continues to maintain a physical base in China, where its marketing and commercial teams are housed.